Charity Launches ‘Ultimate Challenge’ as Recession Takes Hold

first_imgThe founder of the charity, John Kirkby, also confirmed that he would be running a total of 84 miles over a 30-hour period to help raise the necessary funds for the expansion and the ongoing work of the charity. Two colleagues will also run with him, hoping to raise more than £750,000. With over £500,000 already raised, the ‘Ultimate Challenge’ has quickly become the charity’s single biggest fundraising initiative.Following a gift offering among employees, an unprecedented £210,000 was given and pledged in support, including proceeds from the sale of a house. Following this, the charity contacted supporters with a total of £520,000 being quickly raised through the generosity of many individuals. With £230,000 still to be raised before the target is met, however, the charity is continuing to appeal for further donations to reach its ultimate target.Founder and International Director of CAP, John Kirkby, said: ‘We are so excited to announce to the public the ‘Ultimate Challenge’ today and we are simply overwhelmed by the incredible support we have already received from employees and supporters alike. Running 84 miles over a 30-hour period seems like madness to some, but we can’t just stand by; we have to give it our all as we are surrounded by such a massive need.‘In doubling our rate of expansion over the next year, we will be able to help an additional 3,500 people per year with our free, award-winning service. In such desperate times, this is a tremendous boost to all those living under the burden of unmanageable debt and I look forward to enabling more and more churches who are waiting to open centres to reach their communities.‘Whilst we are almost in shock at how generous people have been in supporting the ‘Ultimate Challenge’ there is still a way to go to generate the necessary funds to underline our expansion. If you would like to stand with us at this critical and society-changing time, please contact us via the website.’For more information, visitwww.capuk.org/ultimatechallengeor call 01274 760 761 to donate.ENDS –Notes to editors:For more information about Christians Against Poverty, please contact Sharon Thresher at the press office on 01274 760726 or [email protected] informationAbout Christians Against PovertyCAP aims to show God’s love in action by providing sustainable poverty relief through debt counselling, advice and practical help. CAP’s unique ‘hands on’ approach empowers people to help themselves out of poverty and be released from the fear, oppression and worry generated by overwhelming debts. Vital financial and budgeting life skills are developed through our services, thus ensuring poverty relief is sustainable.The charity operates through a growing network of centres based around the UK, all opened in partnership with a local church. Over the last thirteen years, the charity has grown from one man working from his home with a donation of £10, to a national charity with 102 centres across the country and an annual turnover of £5 million.CAP’s vision is to answer the national problem of debt in the UK by having at least one CAP centre operating in every major town and city by the year 2021.—Sharon ThresherGrants & Research OfficerChristians Against Povertyt: 01274 760726SUNDAY TIMES 100 BEST SMALL COMPANIESFirst place winners 2008 & 2009Check out our website www.capuk.orgChristians Against PovertyRegistered Office: Jubilee Mill, North Street, Bradford, BD1 4EWt: 01274 760720f: 01274 760745Registered Charity No: 1097217Charity registered in Scotland No: SC038776Company Limited by Guarantee, Registered in England and Wales No. 4655175  31 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 7 September 2009 | News Tagged with: Events recession CAP doubles rate of expansion as founder runs 84 miles to raise fundsA national debt counselling charity today announced it is doubling its rate of expansion to help more people struggling in the recession, with its founder running 84 miles in 30 hours to raise the necessary funds.Christians Against Poverty (CAP), which operates through a growing number of church-based debt counselling centres, announced the ‘Ultimate Challenge’ as the recession pushes more and more people into unmanageable debt. In addition to its existing 102 debt counselling centres, CAP aims to open another 60 in the next 12 months, doubling its rate of expansion and underpinning what will be the most dramatic growth the charity has witnessed in its 14 year history. Advertisementcenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Charity Launches ‘Ultimate Challenge’ as Recession Takes Hold About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

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The Big Give Christmas Challenge raises over £20 million in one week

first_img The Big Give Christmas Challenge 2020, a nationwide fundraising campaign, has raised a record-breaking £20.1 million.This is the highest amount ever raised during the challenge, beating last year’s total by £4.5 million. Celebrities including Leonardo DiCaprio, Emilia Fox and David Walliams took to social media to support the campaign and encourage the public to donate.The Big Give is the UK’s biggest online match funding campaign and gives supporters the opportunity to have their donation doubled. The challenge launched at the start of December and over 71,000 donations were made during the week-long campaign window. 764 charities participated in The Big Give, including Disasters Emergency Committee, The Prince’s Trust and Friends of the Earth.Charities have been “blown away” by the public’s support, said The Big Give. This follows a challenging year for many charities who have seen their income drop during the COVID-19 pandemic. This year, 85% of charities who took part in the campaign exceeded their fundraising targets. The average donation was £136 compared to the national average charity gift of £45.James Reed, Chair of The Big Give and Chief Executive of recruitment company REED, commented:“We’re delighted to have raised a record-breaking £20m for 764 good causes. This year people have been especially generous and I would like to thank everyone for their incredible generosity, kindness and support.”The Peak District National Park Foundation’s Fundraising Coordinator, Claire Barlow, said: Advertisement Tagged with: online fundraising campaign The Big Give AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Howard Lake | 10 December 2020 | News The Big Give Christmas Challenge raises over £20 million in one weekcenter_img “We are delighted at the response our Big Give Christmas Challenge has had with our supporters. We are a relatively small charity, and this is the first time we have taken part in the challenge. But we smashed our £4,000 fundraising target after only 48 hours. With the money raised we will fund planting of a climate change superhero – Sphagnum Moss – on the Peak District Moors. Happy Christ-moss!”  232 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

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U.S. hidden war continues in Donbass

first_imgUkrainian Army and paramilitary battalions on the night of April 17-18 attacked the northern and western outskirts of the capital city of Donetsk, the towns of Dokuchayevsk and Sakhanka in Zaytsevo, and other locations in the Donetsk People’s Republic. All the attacks violated the Minsk Accords ceasefire agreed to by Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France in February 2015.A Zaytsevo village official reported that several houses were also damaged as the Kiev regime’s forces shelled the area with dozens of 82mm and 120mm rounds, along with tank shells, grenade launchers, large-caliber machine guns and small arms fire. (DONi News, April 18)Similar attacks on the independent Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics happen nightly and casualties are frequent. The Western-backed regime consistently violates the ceasefire, with incidents steadily growing since January.The U.S. corporate media hide the injuries, deaths and destruction of homes, schools and hospitals, for which Washington and its masters on Wall Street are ultimately responsible.The Donetsk Ministry of Defense reported that during the week of April 9-15, Ukrainian forces violated the ceasefire 283 times, firing 2,197 shells, including using 1,402 heavy weapons explicitly forbidden from the area under the Minsk ceasefire. Four civilians were wounded, including a 74-year-old resident of Zaytsevo. Four soldiers of the Donetsk people’s militia were killed. (DAN News, April 15)Meanwhile, in neighboring Lugansk, four people’s militia were killed and eight wounded in Ukrainian attacks on a single day, April 15. (Lugansk Commentary)Donetsk Defense Ministry Vice-Commander Eduard Basurin noted that international observers repeatedly confirm violations by Kiev of its obligations regarding withdrawal of heavy weapons. The Organization of Security and Cooperation in Europe documented and published a list of the Ukrainian side’s violations of the Minsk Agreements on April 14.Basurin charged the OSCE mission with covering for the Kiev war criminals, who, he said, “continue a policy of genocide against their own people for the sake of their Western masters and with the connivance of the international community.” (DONi News, April 15)Washington behind two years of warUkraine’s war against residents of Donetsk and Lugansk, in the Donbass coal-mining region, began on April 15, 2014, less than two months after a U.S.-backed coup in Kiev brought to power a coalition of capitalist oligarchs, neoliberal politicians and outright neo-Nazis.U.S. officials were front and center in the Euromaidan movement that carried out the coup. State Department officer Victoria Nuland, Ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt and Senator John McCain rushed to offer their solidarity to the pro-Western, anti-Russia demonstrators, who were fueled by Western money and politically dominated by fascist parties and paramilitary gangs.Wall Street was eager to profit by stanching the flow of Russian fuel to Europe and seizing Ukraine’s rich agricultural land. Most importantly, the U.S. and NATO saw Ukraine as a dagger pointed at the heart of their main target — Russia.When the new regime in Kiev immediately sought to ban the Russian language and implement other measures against the mainly Russian-speaking residents of southeastern Ukraine, it spurred the rise of an anti-fascist protest movement in Crimea, Donetsk and Lugansk.In March 2014, the people of Crimea voted in a referendum to reunite with the Russian Federation, preventing NATO from occupying the longstanding Russian military base there. Russia’s integration of Crimea served as the pretext for international sanctions against Russia and an escalation of NATO military activity throughout eastern Europe.As the anti-fascist movement spread across the Southeast, protesters took control of government buildings in Donetsk and Lugansk. In response, Ukraine’s interim President Oleksandr Turchynov and Interior Minister Arsen Avakov launched the so-called “Anti-Terrorist Operation,” a U.S.-backed military offensive. They blamed the upheaval on Russia.People in Donbass armed themselves and formed local militias for self-defense. They were joined by volunteers from Russia and other former Soviet republics and later by other internationalist volunteers. The people’s militias set back the attacks of the disorganized Ukrainian forces.On May 11, 2014, Donbass residents voted overwhelmingly for independence from Ukraine, establishing the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics. Despite suffering numerous defeats by the better organized and motivated Donbass militias, the Kiev regime continued to wage war on Donbass.The U.S., meanwhile, continues to fund Kiev as it totters toward bankruptcy. Ukraine banned the Communist Party of Ukraine and holds thousands of opponents as political prisoners. Washington supplies military equipment both directly and indirectly through third countries. Today the Pentagon is training fascist paramilitaries at bases in both western and southeastern Ukraine.U.S. Vice President Joe Biden pledged an additional $335 million in military assistance to Ukraine on April 1. Then on April 15, after a new government was formed under Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman, Biden phoned former leader Petro Poroshenko to assure him that the next $1 billion loan guarantee was forthcoming. He also condemned “pro-Russian militants” for escalating the conflict in Donbass. (Interfax Ukraine)Humanitarian crisisOn April 16, Alain Aeschlimann, head of the International Committee of the Red Cross delegation in Ukraine and Donbass, blamed “the ongoing shellings and limited number of checkpoints for entrance and departure” for cutting off essential humanitarian help for civilians. (DONi News)Earlier, the U.N. World Food Program reported that the war had left 1.5 million people hungry, including 300,000 in need of immediate help. (New York Times, April 4)For two years, many international human rights organizations have tried to ignore the crimes of official Kiev and Ukrainian troops, charges Donetsk Ombudsman Daria Morozova. They overlook the children, women and elderly who are killed along the contact line. Morozova said her office has submitted over 700 cases documenting violations by the Ukrainian forces to the European Court of Human Rights.This ongoing war and humanitarian crisis in Donbass, the plight of anti-fascists inside Ukraine and Western media censorship will be some of the topics taken up at the Fourth International Anti-fascist Conference to be held in Krasnodon, Lugansk People’s Republic, on May 7.Activists from the Donbass republics, the former Soviet Union and around the world will map out a plan of action to intensify anti-war solidarity and break the media blockade. The U.S.-based International Action Center is one of the convening organizations.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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June 20th Is The Cutoff Date For Dicamba Applications In Xtend…

first_img SHARE Facebook Twitter SHARE June 20th Is The Cutoff Date For Dicamba Applications In Xtend Soybean Fields In Indiana Facebook Twitter By Purdue University News Service – May 29, 2020 center_img We are less than a month away from the cutoff date for approved dicamba product applications in Xtend soybean.  We have received several calls recently about the possibility of an extension of this cutoff date in areas of the state that have been hammered by rainfall events and soybean planting dates are delayed.It is safe to say that the Office of the Indiana State Chemist is very unlikely to change the cutoff date.  The reasons for this include the following: First, a large percentage of the off-target movement events in Indiana in 2017, 2018, and 2019 can be traced back to late June and early July applications. Secondly, in 2019 the state of Illinois instituted a dicamba cutoff date, and then delayed the cutoff date because of wet weather.The result was record numbers of off-target movement events attributed to late June and early July applications.  For these reasons, it is not reasonable to expect an extension of the cutoff date for Indiana, and those affected by excessive rains and delayed field operations need to start figuring out what plan B is for these fields.We hate to say we told you so, but this topic has been covered extensively since this application restriction was announced last winter.  The normal spring in the eastern cornbelt is characterized as wet and delayed field operations occur every year in some part of the state unless we have a drought.  We repeatedly informed our growers and input provider audiences that one should be prepared for a wet spring and the inability to apply dicamba after June 20th.  So, here is a review for those that are in various stages of soybean planting or management of fields that are yet to be planted.For those fields that have not been planted yet:Use a full rate of a residual herbicide that reduces the pressure on the postemergence (POST) herbicide program. Pay particular attention to fields that have waterhemp, and Palmer amaranth and use a preemergence (PRE) residual program that has a group 14 or pyroxasulfone plus another active ingredient that works on ALS and glyphosate-resistant waterhemp or Palmer amaranth.Start clean: Don’t plant green into live weed infestations and expect to be able to spray your way out of a mess.Plant a soybean variety that has herbicide resistance traits that allow you to use herbicides that don’t have cutoff dates determined by a calendar for control of glyphosate and/or PPO resistant weeds if you think you will have to spray after June 20th.For weeds that escape residual herbicides, make timely POST herbicide applications on small weeds and include another layer of a residual herbicide if you have waterhemp or Palmer amaranth.Lactofen and fomesafen can also be sprayed POST in those fields where waterhemp and Palmer amaranth populations are still susceptible to PPO-inhibiting herbicides. Lactofen has no rotational restrictions to corn.  Fomesafen has a 10 month rotational interval to corn and herbicide carryover may occur for late season applications.  Therefore, fomesafen should not be sprayed into the month of July or later if rotating to corn the following growing season.For fields that have been planted to Xtend soybean varieties:As soon as you see some weed emergence, spray your POST treatment so you have time for a follow up treatment before the cutoff date.Use a residual with your POST treatment if you have waterhemp or Palmer amaranth.Fill in the drowned out areas of the field so you have the crop canopy to compete with weed emergence throughout the summer.Lactofen and fomesafen can also be sprayed POST in those fields where waterhemp and Palmer amaranth populations are still susceptible to PPO-inhibiting herbicides. Fomesafen should not be sprayed into the month of July or later if rotating to corn the following growing season due to carryover concerns. Home News Feed June 20th Is The Cutoff Date For Dicamba Applications In Xtend Soybean… BY: MARCELO ZIMMER AND BILL JOHNSON Previous articleIrrigation Management To Reduce Cost And Foliar DiseaseNext articlePlanting Forecast: Cooler, Drier Weekend Before Cloudy Tuesday Purdue University News Servicelast_img read more

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Virgin Galactic Announces Doug Ahrens as Chief Financial Officer

first_img LAS CRUCES, N.M.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 25, 2021– Virgin Galactic Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SPCE) (“Virgin Galactic”), a vertically integrated aerospace and space travel company, today announced the appointment of Doug Ahrens as its new Chief Financial Officer, effective March 1, 2021. Ahrens will succeed Jon Campagna, who is stepping down as Chief Financial Officer following Virgin Galactic’s successful transition from private to public company. Michael Colglazier, Chief Executive Officer of Virgin Galactic, said, “I’m thrilled to welcome Doug Ahrens to the Virgin Galactic team. Doug’s deep experience helping global manufacturing companies scale and grow, combined with his tremendous capital markets and M&A expertise, will be incredibly valuable as we expand our production capabilities and work to monetize the business. Doug is an excellent leader and developer of talent with a proven track record in building and sustaining growth. I look forward to partnering with him as we continue to execute against our strategy.” Colglazier continued, “I’d like to thank Jon on behalf of the entire Virgin Galactic team. Jon has been our CFO during our transition from private to public company and helped build excellent relationships with the investment community. He leaves us with a strong balance sheet at a time when the company is well-positioned for future growth. We wish him the best in all his future endeavors.” “I’m very excited to join Virgin Galactic at such a significant time in the company’s journey,” said Ahrens. “I look forward to being a part of this exceptional team as it makes history in the evolution of human spaceflight.” Ahrens is a seasoned executive with over 25 years of operational and strategic finance experience at multinational corporations. He has led global teams at rapidly growing public and privately held companies in complex technology and manufacturing environments. Ahrens most recently served as CFO at Mellanox, a public company in the semiconductor industry, where he was responsible for all finance functions until the successful acquisition by NVIDIA Corporation in 2020. Prior to Mellanox, Ahrens served as CFO for GlobalLogic, a large software engineering company, where he led the finance, IT, and legal teams to support the rapid growth of the business. Earlier in his career, Ahrens spent over a decade at Maxim Integrated Products, leading financial planning and coordinating M&A activities. Prior to that he served in a variety of financial roles at Intel Corporation for six years and as an Environmental Engineer at Chevron Corporation. Ahrens holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, San Diego and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. He also has an active CPA license in California, as well as a private pilot license. About Virgin Galactic Holdings Virgin Galactic Holdings, Inc. is a vertically integrated aerospace and space travel company, pioneering human spaceflight for private individuals and researchers, as well as a manufacturer of advanced air and space vehicles. It is developing a spaceflight system designed to offer customers a unique and transformative experience. You can find more information at https://www.virgingalactic.com/ Forward-Looking Statements This press release contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of federal securities laws with respect to Virgin Galactic Holdings, Inc. (the “Company”), including statements regarding the Company’s spaceflight systems, markets and expected performance. These forward-looking statements generally are identified by words such as “believe,” “project,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “intend,” “strategy,” “future,” “opportunity,” “plan,” “may,” “should,” “will,” “would,” and similar expressions. Forward-looking statements are predictions, projections and other statements about future events that are based on current expectations and assumptions and, as a result, are subject to risks and uncertainties. Many factors could cause actual future events to differ materially from the forward-looking statements in this presentation, including but not limited to the factors, risks and uncertainties regarding the Company’s business described in the documents filed by the Company from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). These filings identify and address other important risks and uncertainties that could cause the Company’s actual events and results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made. Readers are cautioned not to put undue reliance on forward-looking statements, and, except as required by law, the Company assumes no obligation and does not intend to update or revise these forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210225005297/en/ CONTACT: For media inquiries: Aleanna Crane – Vice President Communications [email protected] +44 [0] 7395604549For Investor Inquiries: Seth Zaslow – Vice President Investor Relations [email protected] KEYWORD: NEW MEXICO UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: AIR TRANSPORT AEROSPACE MANUFACTURING OTHER TRAVEL TRAVEL SOURCE: Virgin Galactic Holdings, Inc. Copyright Business Wire 2021. 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Delhi Court Dismisses Application For Ex-parte Injunction against Netflix To Stop Airing of Web-series ”Hasmukh”

News UpdatesDelhi Court Dismisses Application For Ex-parte Injunction against Netflix To Stop Airing of Web-series ”Hasmukh” Press Trust of India29 April 2020 10:05 AMShare This – xA Delhi court Tuesday dismissed an application seeking ex-parte injunction against Netflix from showing web series Hasmukh , saying any artistic expression in any artistic work has to be seen in the context of the work itself . Additional District and Sessions Judge Amitabh Rawat said there was no reason to restrain Netflix Entertainment Services India LLP from airing the…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginA Delhi court Tuesday dismissed an application seeking ex-parte injunction against Netflix from showing web series Hasmukh , saying any artistic expression in any artistic work has to be seen in the context of the work itself . Additional District and Sessions Judge Amitabh Rawat said there was no reason to restrain Netflix Entertainment Services India LLP from airing the web-series.The application filed through lawyer Abhay Gupta claimed that the show contained derogatory remarks against advocates.The court, in its order, said that the remarks were general in nature and not made against Gupta in particular.In a free and democratic society, there is freedom of speech and expression. If a particular comedy web series ‘Hasmukh’ makes any remarks, it has to be read and seen in the context of artistic expression, comedy or satire and not taken literally to contend that lawyers are being abused, it said.It added that law is a noble profession and so are the lawyers but Gupta cannot contend that he is defamed as he is a lawyer and certain expression has been used in a web series against the lawyers in general.Any artistic expression in any artistic work has to be seen in the context of the work itself. Thus, there is no reason for allowing the prayer of the plaintiff (Gupta) directing the defendant (Netflix) to stop showing the said web series Hasmukh . Since there is no prima facie case or balance of convenience in favour of the plaintiff, hence, the present application is dismissed, the court said.Gupta had sought ex-parte interim injunction against the online content streaming platform from airing the show Hasmukh .He claimed that the show, especially Episode 4, contained certain remarks which defamed lawyers.In the web series, the lawyers are stated to be thieves, scoundrels, goons and have been addressed as rapist , the application alleged. The advocate further claimed that he was hurt by the highly defamatory remarks and has also sent a notice to Netflix India to stop airing the web series. PTI URD UK Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story read more

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Breaking: Major search and rescue operation underway at Castlefinn

first_img Breaking: Major search and rescue operation underway at Castlefinn Twitter Renewed calls for full-time Garda in Kilmacrennan Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Pinterest Previous articleCouncil asked to review car parking at busy Letterkenny areaNext articleDeteriorating taste in Letterkenny water supply must be investigated – Shiels News Highland Pinterest Google+ Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows center_img WhatsApp A major search and rescue operation is underway near the bridge at Castlefinn.The alarm was first raised at approximately 7.20 this morning after an eye witnesses saw a man walking towards the direction of the river.The Sligo 118 helicopter has been dispatched to the scene while Malin Coastguard and the local Gardai are also involved in the search. WhatsApp By News Highland – January 5, 2018 Google+ Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Homepage BannerNewslast_img read more

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Hurricane Michael takes aim at Florida coast, could be ‘extremely dangerous’ Category 3 at landfall

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The tropical storm that is headed toward Florida has been officially upgraded to Hurricane Michael after strengthening overnight.The National Hurricane Center announced the upgrade at 11 a.m. Monday, forecasting that the storm will become a Category 3 hurricane when it makes landfall Wednesday afternoon.Florida Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency in 26 counties on Sunday. The Federal Emergency Management Agency has mobilized resources from the federal government to assist in preparation for its arrival.“The Panhandle and Big Bend could see winds in excess of 100 mph,” Scott said at a briefing Sunday evening. “Remember, this storm could grow stronger and be a Category 3 hitting our state. This storm will be life-threatening and extremely dangerous.”Michael had maximum sustained winds of 70 mph as of 7 a.m. on Monday. It is currently located 50 miles west of Cuba and 140 miles east of Cozumel, Mexico.The National Hurricane Center is forecasting storm surge between 7 and 11 feet in certain areas, Scott said Monday. The NHS warned of a “risk of “life-threatening storm surge.”A hurricane watch has been issued for north Florida and a tropical storm watch has been issued for parts of the western coast of Florida, including Tampa.A tropical storm watch has also been issued for the Alabama coast, including Mobile.The storm will move further inland later in the week and bring rain and wind to Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia. The Carolinas and Virginia were blasted by Hurricane Florence last month, which dumped more than 2 feet of rain in some locations and caused record flooding.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Severe thunderstorm watch issued in Northeast as summer heat slams Southwest

first_imgABC News(NEW YORK) — People in New York and Boston should expect a rough evening commute home Wednesday as severe storms hit the Northeast.A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued in Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, New York City, Hartford, Boston and Maine.The storms will be scattered but could bring hail, wind gusts up to 70 mph, with the chance of a tornado in New England.Flash flooding is possible during some of the heaviest downpours.The severe thunderstorm watch is set to last through 10 p.m.Summer heatSummer heat is slamming the East Coast and the Southwest Wednesday with excessive heat warnings and heat advisories in effect.In Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and New York City, the heat index — or what it feels like — could reach 95 to 100 degrees in the afternoon.Several states in the south central U.S. are under a heat advisory; it will feel more than 100 degrees from Dallas to Memphis.And in the Southwest, a streak of triple-digit temperatures will continue. Phoenix could reach a record high Wednesday at 114 degrees.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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SUU Men’s Basketball Announces Home Game Times

first_img Brad James Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailCEDAR CITY, Utah-Monday, Southern Utah University men’s basketball head coach Todd Simon announced the tip-off times for all home games this season at America First Event Center.The November 5 game against Bethesda is a 7:00 pm tip-off. The Thunderbrids’ next home game after that is November 29 against West Coast Baptist at 12:00 pm.December 7, the Thunderbirds host Utah Valley at 2:00 pm and UC Santa Barbara comes for a 2:00 pm tip-off December 14.January 2 against Montana, the tip-off time is 7:00 pm, followed by a 2:00 pm tip-off against Montana State January 4.January 16, SUU hosts Northern Arizona at 7:00 pm and January 18 against Sacramento State at 1:00 pm.A January 30 tip-off against Weber State is at 7:00 pm and Idaho State comes for a 7:00 pm tip-off February 1.February 6, SUU hosts Northern Colorado at 7:00 pm and Portland State for a 2:00 pm tip-off February 8.The Thunderbirds conclude their home season with 7:00 pm tip-offs against Eastern Washington (February 27) and Idaho (February 29). Tags: America First Event Center/Bethesda/Eastern Washington/Idaho/Idaho State/Montana/Montana State/Northern Arizona/Northern Colorado/Portland State/Sacramento State/SUU Men’s Basketball/Todd Simon/UC Santa Barbara/Utah Valley/Weber State/West Coast Baptist September 16, 2019 /Sports News – Local SUU Men’s Basketball Announces Home Game Timeslast_img read more

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